Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Excellent + Bonus + Benefits
  1. Full Time


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HR Business Partner - Retail Operations South

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Are you looking for your next opportunity as an HR Business Partner?  Would you enjoy the pace and energy of a retail environment, where you can lead the HR strategy across our southern retail team?

Wickes is a down-to-earth business, and how we work is special.  We believe in doing what’s right – winning for our customers, our communities, our planet and our people.

Reporting into our Lead Retail HR Business Partner, you will work cross functionally as part of the wider HR team, to develop and deliver people initiatives that will make a difference to the experience of our colleagues and customers everyday. 

In this strategic, partnering role the focus is in creating an exceptional colleague experience.  Working collaboratively with centres of excellence to develop and deliver; an exceptional HR service, the talent and succession strategy, leadership development, and organisational design and workforce planning.  You will be an ally for inclusion, influencing and making changes to policies and practices that continue to  build an inclusive and diverse culture that allows colleagues to feel at home. 

What you will bring.

As an experienced HR Business Partner, you will have worked within a retail or fast paced operational business environment where you have supported and influenced remote leadership teams.   

Working in partnership with centres of excellence and functional leaders you will be experienced in developing and implementing HR Strategy, and delivering  projects that bring organisational wide changes or improvements to colleagues and customers. 

Day to day you will be an effective problem solver where you are able to develop practical solutions in challenging and dynamic environments.  You will also bring generalist ER experience to work with the ER team to coach and support line managers through complex ER cases and conflict resolution.

You will have an ability to draw insight from data too, which will not only influence relevant HR and business decisions but will help lead the progress of the HR strategy or priorities.

At Wickes, we recognise the value of bringing our teams together to collaborate, support each other and build on our amazing culture.  We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working. You’ll work remotely across store locations, with some travel to Watford where our Support Centre is located.  

What can we offer you?

Whatever role you come to Wickes for, we’re here to help you get what you want from it.

As part of a unique team, we’ll support you to make the most of your talents and provide a space for you to be valued, rewarded and supported.

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes 
  • Competitive bonus
  • Save-as-you-earn scheme
  • Private Medical and Life Assurance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Colleague discount 
  • Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme
At Wickes, you get the opportunity to work in a company that truly cares about you.  Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support. 

We support you by creating an environment that works for you, with a purpose that inspires you.  The flexibility to make life work for you, and a career that doesn’t put your life on hold.  Where you can be yourself, do your best work, and be the difference we make. 

Please contact us here if you require any adjustments within the application process.  If you require any adjustments at the interview stage you will have an opportunity to inform us when we invite you to interview



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